R.J. Cutler

Warner Bros.

Hope you haven’t had your fill of beautiful yet tragically ill teens this week because Warner Bros. has a pretty young corpse heading your way soon. A special in-depth look into the mind of a girl stuck somewhere between the living and the dead — she’s not a girl, not yet a ghost-woman — has popped up to make us dive back into our crumpled tissue collection and pull out the old “raining on our faces” excuse. You may recall the full trailer for R.J. Cutler‘s If I Stay a couple months back, the story of a 17-year-old girl whose near-perfect life comes to a halt when she’s the victim of a devastating car crash along with her entire immediate family. We’re talking Nicholas Sparks-level schmaltz here people. Mia (Chloe Moretz) is a gifted cellist who has just auditioned for Julliard, has a loving family, tons of friends and a boyfriend who runs with the wild crowd and actually is a pretty decent dude. It’s particularly unfair, then, that this horrific car crash sends her into a deep coma that gives her the ultimate choice: walk into that bright light at the end of the tunnel, or keep fighting and stay here on Earth to wake up to another day. The newly released teaser below, called “Prologue” for reasons that shall become obvious, goes into more detail than the trailer in attempting to explain Mia’s dilemma here. Mia’s parents (Mireille Enos and Joshua Leonard) have died in the crash, so staying alive would be horrible, but dying and […]


If I Stay Movie

In If I Stay, Chloe Moretz plays a talented musician on the cusp of auditioning for The Juilliard School. She’s got all the happiness that being 17 can afford, but it’s all taken away by a severe car accident that leaves her in a coma. While she hangs on the edge of death, she has an out of body experience that allows her present life (with all the threat and promise of its future) to flash literally in front of her eyes. It shares a surface-level spiritual connection to the recent Heaven is For Real, but it more obviously resembles The Lovely Bones. Hopefully that won’t hold it back. Check out the trailer for yourself:

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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